Photo Contests

Staged Flower

The idea behind this contest is to stage a shot of a flower complete with a backdrop, artificial lighting, and a reflector (if needed).  For those without professional equipment, a piece of material or card stock could be used for a backdrop, a couple of lamps could be used to create the desired light, and any shiny surface could be used as a reflector.  You could also use a mirror or other things to help stage your flower.  You can use software to enhance color and do minor editing, but you shouldn't use it to extract the flower from a 'natural' background.  There are a lot of great examples of this type of shot on TLF, so you might want to browse the flowers category for inspiration.

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